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James McCarthy

James McCarthy

Eligible to play for either Scotland, the country of his birth, or the Republic of Ireland, James McCarthy opted for the latter and represented the nation at several youth levels before making his senior debut in March 2010. The gifted young midfielder plays in England for Wigan Athletic FC.

• Born and bred in Glasgow, he was rejected by Celtic FC as a youngster and launched his career in the Scottish second tier with Hamilton Academical FC, making his debut on 30 September 2006 while still only 15.

• Became Hamilton's youngest goalscorer − aged 16 years, 55 days − when he found the net in a Scottish Cup tie against Livingston FC, and proved to be a major figure in the club's First Division title success in 2007/08.

• Adapted quickly to the Scottish Premier League and was voted Scotland's Young Player of the Year by his fellow professionals after making 37 appearances and scoring six goals in 2008/09.

• Joined English Premier League club Wigan in summer of 2009 and the following March earned his first senior cap for Ireland − in a friendly against Brazil − to add to his recognition at every youth level from Under-17 to U21; his competitive debut came as a late substitute in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 26 March 2011.

• Helped Wigan narrowly avoid relegation in 2010/11, starting 24 Premier League matches and scoring three goals − despite missing three months of the season through injury.

Last updated: 03/12/12 17.41CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/12/2014 02:24 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-2AustriaAustria9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-2EvertonEverton9000
23.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-2ArsenalArsenal9000
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-6ChelseaChelsea9000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9001
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-2EvertonEverton9000
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageEvertonEverton4-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
21.09.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-3Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
23.09.2014English League CupThird roundSwanseaSwansea3-0EvertonEverton3200
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool1-1EvertonEverton9000
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLOSCLOSC0-0EvertonEverton100
26.10.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley1-3EvertonEverton9000
01.11.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-0SwanseaSwansea9000
06.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageEvertonEverton3-0LOSCLOSC8400
09.11.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-1EvertonEverton9000
22.11.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-1West HamWest Ham9000
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageWolfsburgWolfsburg0-2EvertonEverton3100
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-1StokeStoke6900
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle3-2EvertonEverton4500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: James McCarthy
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/11/1990 (23)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 16
  • Club: Everton ( ENG)


  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    21/03/07: Republic of Ireland 2-1 Scotland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland20
Republic of Ireland U-2171
Republic of Ireland U-1721
Total112

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Everton40
Total40
Last updated: 28/11/2014 01:28 CET
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